Blanchardstown Casual 6th May 2023
Full results of the Junior Blitz event are shown on the table below.
A word of thanks and explanation
First off, I would like to thank Andrew (our Controller), Carl and Mariada (our Child Protection officer) for their help in running the event. Both the parents/guardians and junior members really appreciate you!
Our junior club Blitz event is a type of speed chess event. Players have a very short time available to make all their moves (only 5 minutes each). These are called Blitz events by the chess community. It helps our juniors get used to the clock and rules for formal tournaments in a fun way. That said it is highly competitive! We run this type of event each month.
Results and introducing some of our junior players
Congratulations to Eldho and Pearse. They came equal first in the tournament. It took three play off games before, with seconds to go before the room was closed and everyone went home, that Eldho won the third tie break game! I don’t think this is the first time that both Eldho and Pearse have topped our monthly Blitz! They are super chess players.
Reuben (oh, such a sad loss in round 2….) and Rugile have won our events previously and will be disappointed today. Incidentally, some of our newest members did super well. Once they get used to playing with the clock, they may well do even better next month!
The full list of results are shown below.
Information note re Seniors : meeting time: Monday evening (7.30pm)
This is simply a short note to help newer members who are aged 12 and older and might be interested in also attending on Monday evenings. when the senior club meets.
Monday is for Adults and especially our older juniors (12 and older), we run a chess club from 7.30pm to 9.30pm. It is held in the same room as our Saturday chess. These senior players prepare for playing in long time control chess tournaments and meet together to learn openings, exchange ideas and play friendly games.
Occasionally our experienced players will give a chess talk or show how to use training software.
It is fun so feel free to come along especially if you are 12 or older. Younger players can attend only if they are accompanied by parents/guardians and are in some way themselves seeking to play rated chess games e.g. Irish Junior events or Leinster Junior events.
Please note: Parents/guardians must accompany juniors on Mondays.
Report by John Delaney
Blanchardstown Chess club committee member